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    Mullet Boy! Pink_Ninja's Avatar
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    is it a good idea to move to singlespeed and if so, request a bike please!

    so, im sick of braking 4 or 5 derailluers as a result of perfecting my endo... so that makes a few hundred bucks towards my crappy mtb bike, basically what makes a singlespeed good/better? and what would be a good bike for stuffing around/wheelies/tricks and whatever? or should I be on the bmx forum?


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    i am sure that i hate you spud's Avatar
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    a single speed doesnt need a fragile derailuer...fewer cables to maintain, fewer gears to maintain, less stuff to break on the handlebars when perfecting endos.
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    not better, just different.

    but really if you're breaking derailluers then perhaps you are riding hard enough?

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    perhaps im just getting crap derailliers
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    for a single speed mountain bike, you would probably get more responses in the MTB forum... even if this is the SS/fixie forum it's a lot more fixie than SS, and the SS's are usually road.

    if you want new, then there are lots of options you can go with, depending on your price range. anything from the Specialized Hardrock SS to a Indie Fab.

    i would throw in, however the ENO eccentric hub from White Industries... it allows you to convert any frame with vertical drops into a SS without a chain tensioner. have one and i LOOOOOOVE it. and it frees you up on frame options immensely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    request a bike please
    I'll have a Bianchi BOSS if you don't mind. Large.

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    I went to SS for MTB for the following reasons: I was sick of ghost-shifting, sick of doing ridiculous amounts of maintenance on a bike that is ridden in the worst conditions, sick of worrying about my aluminum frame breaking, sick of dealing with chains breaking, der's getting snapped off, sick of having to take it to the shop to have any work done, etc.

    Finally got a steal on a steel SS, and haven't looked back since.
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    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
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    I would definitely love to SS my mtn bike but it's a full suss so that doesn't go so well. Screw the derail, specially for tricks. Sounds like you throw down plenty hard to justify getting rid of it.
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    Here's a good resource for off road singlespeed/fixed gear info.

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    Ive never heard anything bad written by guys who own
    RedLine Monocogs.

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    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by -=£em in Pa=-
    Ive never heard anything bad written by guys who own
    RedLine Monocogs.
    Word, if you're going to go budget, this is the way to go. Any other entry-level bike has useless flashy stuff tacked onto it to make it sell, and it increases the price. The monocog is a solid, inexpensive platform to build from.
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    IRO makes a good SS MTB. I own one. They're cheap and strong. Plus there's the "no matter what" crash guarantee if you kill the frame-- 50% off the price of a replacement.

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    I converted three mtn bikes to SS and they lost five to six pounds immediately. And that is before adding expensive boutique components which would pare down the weight even further. Although I don't do any real mtn biking I think they are more fun to ride. That is if you understand thier limitations.
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